Login or Register

  Welcome: Guest

Home >> Article >> Arts & Humanities >> Inspirational Stories >> Post New Article Bookmark and Share

Still In Search Of Buddha

January 13, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 25   Category: Inspirational Stories    Views: 519

Buddha was in search of an answer for the tormenting questions about love, caste and creed. Today also we face the same problems.


Groping in the darkness of my inner self, I walked along the shores of Krishna, with a hope of reaching you, Oh Buddha! The monks of Sangam in maroon and saffron were passing by. But still I was a fish out of water, wandering in obscurity with the same questions you were carrying on the banks of the Ganges. Renowned as an ancient Buddhist center, Amaravathi has rediscovered its past glory of Buddhism, and was preparing for the Kalachakra festival, when I reached there.

I wandered over to visit all the ancient viharas of your memory. But I could not reach the bottom of your teaching. Is it because of the fast tides of the time? Or is it because of the changing values of the consumer world? Then what is it that is tormenting me at this computer age?

Oh Gautama, the same tormenting questions!

Caste and creed were crushing the people around you. Is it the denial of grace? Or denial of love? But you were baffled when a human being was denied of love or his love was thwarted and was thrown into miseries. Of course we find history filled with such incidents influenced by factors such as love and its denial. From the very first experience of love at the breast of the mother till the last breath when the very existence of the physical body is denied, life is a journey swinging on the thread of love!

What made you compassionate?

You stood astonished at each and every being. The creeping insects, the chirping birds, the swimming fishes, the hurrying animals and all the living beings in nature whispered in the ears of your conscience the secrets of every existence! Is that because you visualized the image of the Supreme Being in every life? Do you think the law of Karma is the law of the survival of the fittest? I am sure you might have felt that the law of Karma may undermine the law of love.

Oh Buddha! What is "enlightenment"?

Where can we also get the enlightenment that you experienced at Gaya? How was the "Sakyamuni" "the silent sage" changed into "Buddha" "the enlightened one" ? We are struggling to understand your words "No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."

Every day we come across numerous signs which questioned your heart. Those were the four signs which made you, Siddhartha the man, to be known as Buddha: An old man, a sick man, a corpse and a monk. The first three people displaying the signs of suffering which seemed to run through the core of human life in aging, sickness and finally fall to death. But we are in no way affected or changed!

Enlighten us with your words

"When ignorant people see someone who is old, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be old some day. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with youth anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is sick, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be sick some day. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with health anymore.

When ignorant people see someone who is dead, they are disgusted and horrified, even though they too will be dead some day. I thought to myself: I don't want to be like the ignorant people. After that, I couldn't feel the usual intoxication with life anymore."

Oh Buddha still I am searching for you

The time you lived on this earth is much changed. I don't know in what way life has changed. Because Love cannot change. It is eternal. If I can find real Love I can find you! I can fulfill the meaning of my life! Teach me how I can attain this LOVE through your Four Noble Truths. I want to live in THIS age!

Author: Mathi        
Posted Date: 01/17/2012    Points:1    

great. I hope that you know the buddha was an incarnation of lord krishna.That is 9th avtaar.

Post Comment

Please Log In  to post comment

Related Resources

10 Easy Ways SEO: Get more visitor from Search engine
Learn 10 SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tips. How to get good ranking in Google and other search engine.

Social networking for Job search
Social networking sites are playing a major role for getting a job. This article explains you how you can get job through it

Simple Tips on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Here are some simple tips to increase the page rank of a web page and how to optimize it.

How to make Google search more effective ?
Whenever a student is asked to say a search engine name "Google" will be the first answer.All of us search in internet using Google.But by adopting some techniques we can make the search results more effective.

How to Drive A Lot of Traffic to Your Site via search engine marketing Optimization
Every webmaster desires their web sites to receive a lot of traffic. The best possible site visitor that provides the very best conversion price is the organic traffic.

Latest Resources From The Same Category

Hetty, the Grey Worm who wanted to be a Glow -Worm
She earnestly wanted to have light in her. Because she was so earnest about it, her wish was granted.

Bunker Roy and His Barefoot College
A child of upper middle class Bengali family decided to devote his life to rural development. His dedicated effort has born fruit and has taken the shape his Barefoot College.

The Holy Trinity is the Symbol of Love
Easter season ends with the feast of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is the symbol of Love. God loved humanity so much that He Himself was born to live as human and is still present in every heart through the Spirit of Love.

Missing Liza
Liza is an orphan Santhal girl who grew up in my foster family. She got married two weeks ago. After her departure my house is in chaos.

Ela Bhatt and Her SEWA
Ela Bhatt, a woman social worker in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has done a great service to the poor self-employed women of unorganized sector with her organization, SEWA.


Top Performers     Top Contributors     Share and Earn     Terms of Service    Privacy Policy     Contact Us